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Getting the nursery organized is something we are passionate about and therefore so is our search for the best nursery organization ideas and tips.
Today we are focused on sharing how to declutter the nursery, incorporate nursery storage solutions and how to conquer the messes in the baby's room.
At this point, you might wonder why we are so adamant about nursery organization. The truth is, time and time again, we've seen gorgeous nursery spaces getting consumed by all of baby's things-books, toys, clothes and more. You'll be surprised by how much stuff a baby can truly collect over a few months.
In the Nursery Decorating Guide, we shared exactly how to decorate the baby's room, but here in this Nursery Organization Guide, we'll show you exactly what nursery organization systems you should put in place so everything in the nursery is organized and has its place. These nursery organizing ideas will save you so much time and frustration as you get busy taking care of the baby!
CREATE ZONES IN THE NURSERY
When designing a nursery, we like to break the nursery layout into zones- sleeping area, diapering station and a nursing nook. This helps to organize the nursery floor plan and figure out how to efficiently set up each zone to take care of baby's needs. Read this post to learn how to best optimize the nursery layout.
keep a safe sleep zone for the baby
Your little one will spend a LOT of time in this zone. You'll need a crib that meets the safety standards, a crib mattress that's firm and some light bedding.
When creating this zone, be sure to set it up away from windows since they can get drafty and there's also a safety hazard with window treatments.
SET UP A DIAPER CHANGING STATION
Setting up a well organized diapering station will make diaper duty easier. You could use a changing table but a dresser will give much more storage space for baby's clothes, diapers, wipes and other diapering essentials.
Keep everything within close reach for quick diaper changes. Add shelves above the dresser or bring in one of these awesome carts for additional nursery storage.
CREATE A NURSING NOOK
A well organized nursery nook is a must-have in a well designed nursery. It's an area that's set up to comfortably relax and feed the baby while bonding with the little one. You will be spending quite a bit of time in this nook, so set up a sweet and cozy nursery nook where you can relax and enjoy quality time with the baby.
Set up a nursing nook with a comfortable nursery chair, a foot stool, a side table, lighting, nursing pillow and a basket to store swaddles and blankets. Check out this post where we share some of the coziest and sweetest nursing nooks we've seen.
SET UP A PLAY AREA IN THE NURSERY
Setting up a play area in the nursery ensures that toys have their designated storage in the nursery and baby has a safe place to do tummy time and play. Add baskets or totes to make clean up after playtime a breeze.
GET THE NURSERY DRESSER ORGANIZED
Don't let the nursery dresser get messy and overstuffed! Organize the nursery dresser so you don't have to rummage through the drawers to find onesies and jumpsuits when you are in a hurry. Group baby clothes by category, use drawer dividers, use the filing method of folding and label the drawers. Read this post to see how you can organize the nursery dresser drawers efficiently.
DECLUTTER THE NURSERY CLOSET
Start your nursery closet organization project by decluttering the nursery closet. Just take everything out of the closet and start with a blank slate. Figure out what baby clothes you are going to keep, what clothes the baby has outgrown and what clothes you want to save for a future sibling, perhaps? Here's how to declutter and organize the nursery closet in just one afternoon.
MAKE THE MOST OF THE NURSERY CLOSET
Once you've decluttered, it's time to evaluate the space in your nursery and maximize storage in the nursery closet. You could incorporate hanging organizers, wall shelving, use durable storage boxes and shelf dividers.
FIND SPACE FOR BABY'S CLOTHES
What if your baby's nursery doesn't have a built in closet? Fear not! There are many clever ways to organize baby clothes without a closet including bringing a wardrobe, mounting a clothes rod and utilizing an adorable baby clothes rack. For more baby clothes organizing ideas read this post.
INCORPORATE BABY BOOK STORAGE SOLUTIONS
It's never too early for the baby to be around books! They can inspire a love for reading. But, books have the ability to clutter up the nursery. So add book storage solutions such racks, install ledges and bring in storage bins. Read this post for more clever kids book storage ideas.
CHOOSE STORAGE FOR BABY'S SHOES
They may be tiny and cute, but it can be a real pain to store and organize baby's shoes, if you don't have shoe storage options in the nursery. What's the best way to organize baby's shoes in the nursery? You could add a hanging closet organizer, bring in a wall shoe rack or even a cart.
ORGANIZE BABY'S HAIR ACCESSORIES
If you are having a baby girl, then you should absolutely incorporate storage solutions to organize hair accessories. Otherwise, headbands, clips, bow ties and other pretty accessories can quickly become a big mess. Use a tiered storage basket, a cupcake stand or even a jewelry stand to organize baby's hair accessories. Read this post where we share more pretty and practical ways to organize and store your daughters hair accessories.
FIND STORAGE FOR BLANKETS AND SWADDLES
Any nursery organization project must include storage for the many baby blankets and swaddles you'll have. Use baskets to organize baby's swaddles and blankets. You'll appreciate being able to get them out quickly and easily when needed.
PUT TOGETHER A PUMPING STATION
If you plan on pumping breastmilk, consider setting up a pumping station in the nursery. It will certainly make pumping breastmilk easier and help you keep an organized nursery. A breast pumping station is a place where you'll organize all of your pumping gear – pump, hands-free bra, pump parts, phone charger, and everything else you need.
BRING IN BASKETS AND BINS
Nursery Organization is key to keep the nursery clutter free. And, to make the most of the nursery space, you'll need to add storage to the nursery. Baskets and bins are certainly at the top of our list to maximize space without creating a cluttered look. Bring in baskets and bins to store toys, books, blankets, etc.
USE LABELS TO ORGANIZE DRAWERS
Nursery drawer labels are a game changer when it comes to organizing the nursery dresser. Drawer labels can keep the dresser organized and help you find baby clothes easily.
ADD CLOSET DIVIDERS
With lots of cute onesies, jumpsuits and blazers-closet dividers are a great way to tame the mess in the nursery closet and keep it in order.
KEEP A HAMPER
In order to keep the nursery organized, consider having a system in place to collect baby's dirty clothes, burp clothes and swaddles. Place a laundry collection basket or a clothes hamper near the diapering station to collect baby's dirty clothes.
ADD WALL SHELVES TO THE NURSERY
Utilizing vertical wall space in the nursery is a great way to maximize the space in the baby's room. Add shelves to store and organize keepsakes, books, photos, accessories, etc.
GET A ROLLING UTILITY STORAGE CART
A rolling utility cart like this one is brilliant for nursery organization. Use it to store baby's diapers, wipes, burp clothes, pumping essentials. It takes such a small foot print and fits into almost any little corner!
USE UNDER THE CRIB SPACE
Short on space for baby blankets and bedding? Use storage boxes to store baby's things under the crib.
PUT ARTWORK ON WALLS
Don't take up valuable space on top of the dresser to display photos or artwork. Hang them on the wall to maximize space in the nursery.
PLACE PILLOWS IN BASKETS
We love bringing in a couple of throw pillows to the nursery to add color and texture. Place the pillows in a basket when they are not being used.
HAVE A PLACE FOR TRASH
Bring in a small trash can to the nursery, in addition to the diaper pail to help keep the nursery clean and tidy.
INVEST IN STORAGE OTTOMANS
You'll need a foot stool, pouf or an ottoman for the nursing nook. Why not add a storage ottoman instead? You'll have a comfortable place to position your feet while breastfeeding and space to store baby's toys.
FIND STORAGE FOR baby's pacifiers
Add a glass jar like this one to store baby's teethers and pacifiers when not in use.
NURSERY ORGANIZATION FAQ
1. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ORGANIZE THE NURSERY?
The best way to organize the baby's room is to make sure that you put in place an organization system as you are decorating the nursery. Everything in the nursery will have designated storage, making it easier for you to clean up the nursery and maintain it.
2. WHEN SHOULD YOU START ORGANIZING THE NURSERY?
Start thinking about nursery organization when you plan the nursery design and decorate the nursery. Introduce nursery storage solutions to the nursery design.
3. HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE A SMALL ROOM
When organizing a small nursery, try to bring creative solutions to maximize the existing space in the nursery. Think about how best to utilize the existing vertical space in the baby's room. Add bookshelves, wall shelves, hanging organizers, under the crib storage boxes and install double rods in the nursery closet.
Last Updated on March 17, 2021 by Tira Attygalla
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